World Class Infrastructure
The plant at Taloja, is equipped with state-of-art machinery and instrumentation. Much of such equipment have been designed and produced with in-house capabilities, saving crores in foreign exchange. Operations are also conducted on machines developed with the know-how of latest technology from Japan. The plant takes credit for winning several laurels:
- The Bajaj Gold Award for Quality
- ISO 9000 certification, for the first time in Asia
- TS 16949 certification by TUV NORD in 2004
- ISO 14000 certification by TUV NORD in 2003
- The Quality Gold Award from MCV
Grid Alloy Technology
To better withstand the high temperatures in India, every SF SONIC battery is based on the grid alloy technology according to FB specifications. The grid construction is of central lug type with semi radial construction, a good balance between excellent high rate performance and long life.
The separators employed are PVC for the low cost versions and polyethylene with glass mat reinforcement for the medium and high end.
Made with PP copolymer, the containers have excellent impact resistance and other physical properties. The cover design is uncomplicated with easy to maintain top venting systems. In the case of maintenance free batteries, they have a coin flush filter vent system to give a clean flat maintainable surface with resistance to spark propagation inside battery to avoid the possibility of bursting during charging operations.
Raising the Bar
SF Sonics quality and process control laboratory checks all incoming metals, components and bought out parts. Incoming and blended metals are analyzed for quality with optical emission spectrograph. Moreover, the SF Sonic R&D setup, approved by the Ministry of Science Technology Government of India, is a high-tech hub of innovation.